Origin of acme
Examples from the Web for acme
The team behind Indochine and Acme is also opening Tijuana Picnic in the LES sometime this month.Who to See and Where to be Seen: The Hot Tips for New York Fashion Week|Barbara Ragghianti|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is the acme of political correctness (notwithstanding the odd drone directed at “AfPak”).Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi|Tunku Varadarajan|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I did comedy sketches of her at ACME, but she was known as ‘The Other Mrs. Gabor’ then.‘Family Guy’ Star Alex Borstein Is Ready for Her HBO Close-Up|Marlow Stern|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Sanjay seems today like an adumbration, rather than the acme, of authoritarian possibilities in India.
ACME has a mousetrap division that is not performing very well.
This sonata marks the consummation of his evolution toward the acme of powerful expression.Edward MacDowell|Lawrence Gilman
In 1832, he reached the acme of his ambition, by being returned to the first reformed Parliament for the borough of Oldham.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
There would appear then to be some hope that the acme or climax of overcrowding has been passed.The Sanitary Evolution of London|Henry Lorenzo Jephson
It contained red plush furniture, which embodied the acme of good taste at the time of the Franco-Prussian War.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
Struggle into existence, growth and development, acme and decline, follow in rapid succession.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
British Dictionary definitions for acme
Word Origin for acme
Word Origin and History for acme
"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c.1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.